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Kuniyoshi-ism – Kuniyoshi Utagawa and his successors

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  • Kuniyoshi-ism – Kuniyoshi Utagawa and his successors
    From the collection of Isao Toshihiko, painter of Musashino

    Nerima Art Museum
    19 February – 10 April 2016

    Kuniyoshi Utagawa (1797-1861) was an immensely popular ukiyo-e artist in the late Edo period. He captured the topics of Edo with full of wit and his innate rebellious spirit; depicted heroes and outlaws as cool figures; and made hilarious caricatures that appealed to the hearts of many.

    The present exhibition displays selected works from the private collection held by Isao Toshihiko, landscape painter of Musashino (a geographic area encompassing Saitama and Tokyo): masterpieces of Kuniyoshi, as well as works of ukiyo-e and genre painting of artists from the late Edo to Meiji Periods. These artists, including Kyosai Kawanabe, followed Kuniyoshi’s innovative spirit of ukiyo-e.

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  • Place name Nerima Art Museum
    (in Japanese) 練馬区立美術館
    Website go to website  (in Japanese)
    Phone 03-3577-1821
    Dates 19 February – 10 April 2016
    *Closed on Mondays (or the next working day if Monday is a holiday)
    Opening hours 10 am – 6 pm (last admission 5:30 pm)
    Price ¥800
    (*University & senior high school students, 65 -74 years old: ¥600 upon presentation of an ID card)
    Address 1-36-16 Nukui, Nerima-ku, Tokyo
    Getting there
    • 3 min walk from Nakamurabashi Station (Seibu Ikebukuro Line)


* The above is the information known at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice.



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